As reported 53 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, March 17, 1955:
Army sergeant gets combat training
Army Sgt. Butler E. Gregory, whose wife, Nellie, lives in Martinez, recently learned some of the Army's newest combat methods as a member of the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Benning, Ga.
Gregory was one of thousands of men who took part in Exercise Follow Me, held to determine the effects of atomic warfare on an infantry division.
A heavy equipment operator in Company C of the division's 10th Engineer Combat Battalion, he entered the Army in January 1948.
Superintendent speaks at Harlem
On Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, a delightful chapel program was presented at Harlem High School.
Two of the FHA girls gave the devotional with dignity and poise, Miss Jane Whitaker having expressively read the Psalm 121 and Miss Nedra Moore led in the praying in unison of the Lord's Prayer by the student body and faculty.
This was followed by Our Flag , a reading well spoken by Miss Virginia Kelley.
The entire Scout organization, in uniform, entered the auditorium with the Boy Scouts bearing the flag, the Cubs, Girl Scouts and Brownies forming an impressive processional march to music.
Superintendent John Pierce Blanchard spoke of the inspiration he felt in facing the large student body with such great potentialities.
Doris Johnson, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Johnson of Harlem, won first place in the Columbia County spelling meet held at Appling on Tuesday of this past week. This contest was sponsored by the Atlanta Journal , which awards the winner a $25 savings bond.
Doris is enrolled in the eighth grade in Harlem School and according to her teacher, Mrs. Anna Morris, is an all-A student.
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